Pure Hoppiness | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
So mega-hopped it will take you to hop heaven. We’ve used hops in the boil, more hops in the giant hopback, and added to that, an incredible amount of dry-hopping for that cutting-edge “hop bite.” Once you’ve tasted this unique beer, all others pale in comparison. 1.072 OG Classified IBU

Added by xlperro on 12-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#735
Reviews:
949
Ratings:
3,734
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
Wants:
1,175
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629
Trade:
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Photo of iguanodon
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Original rating 2015-11-19] Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a thin white head. Aroma is a little citrus, alcohol, grass, malt. Taste is super hoppy, resiny, bitter but with just enough malt to balance it out. Nice thick mouth feel.

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CtSoxFan
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinMc
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisakavern
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites, follows closely behind Alpine's Duet!

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Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. No freshness date.

L: Nearly clear light golden amber pour. Fluffy white head leaves solid lacing.

S: Pine and caramel malts. Sweet and hoppy.

T/F: Malts up front... caramel and toasted grains. Pine and citrus rind hop profile. A bit of spice. West Coast style... good bitterness for balance. Medium bodied... sticky on the tongue.

O: A decent West Coast DIPA... may not have been at its freshest, so could be even better right out of the gate. One I'd enjoy having again.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure how fresh this is, as it was on the discount shelf. Pours a clear amber honey with a thick white head that recedes to a thin cap and leaves great lacing. Aroma is orange rind and pine. Flavor is sweet citrusy fruits followed by a bitter pine with some caramel malts in the mix. Feel is a bit heavy but overall a very nice brew. I'd like to try this fresh and/or on tap.

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Photo of dafla67
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours golden. The smell is citrusy and hops. The taste is how it smells. The feel is crisp and clean. Doesn't feel like 8%. Very refreshing beer.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcbroome
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolegario
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a deep gold leaning toward orange rather than amber. Aroma hits you with exactly what the name told you to expect. Hops hops and more hops. Lota of pine and citrus scents with an inderlyings carmelly malt. The taste is very deep pine with orange rind bitterness. The hop lovers dream beer.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of addiwilliams
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is an off golden hue. A consistent aroma blend of clean pine resin, pineapple, and cracked black pepper. Bread notes and white grape-like fruitiness also appear. Flavors start as intense dank pine and continues into the aftertaste where it is accompanied by breadier ones, which keeps the bitterness in check with a moderate alcoholic warmth. Continued sips taste of tropical mango juice before more pine again. Medium bodied.

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Photo of grapeshops
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nitty703
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregaroo
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/2/18 - ....and yes it is - Pure Hoppiness. On tap at TRIA Taproom in Philly. Served in their standard talk stemmed teku glass. Pours a clear copper orange with slight white head that dissipates, yet returns with a quick swirl. Hoppy? Yes. Not overwhelming, though. Need a side-by-side with Hoppy Birthday to determine my favorite. May get a crowler for the road.

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Photo of eppie82
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft. Exactly what I think of when I think of a west coast IPA: clear, dark amber appearance. Pine, resin, earthy taste with a sticky full mouthfeel.

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Photo of zbelair
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pure Hoppiness from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 3,734 ratings